July 24, 2021

HCMS Defense Stymies Blue Devils in Season Opener

The Braves take the field ready to take on the Blue Devils (Photo courtesy of Shelia Beard)

The middle school Braves football team came up with big road win in its first game of the regular season today versus the Bremen Blue Devils 24-6.

The scoring opened up when Quay Daniel picked off a Bremen pass and ran it in for a score from 52 yards away. The two-point conversion failed and the Braves had the early lead 6-0.

On Bremen’s ensuing offensive drive they held the Blue Devils on downs and forced a punt. On the second play from scrimmage the Blue Devils picked off a Braves pass and ran it back 55 yards for a quick score.

The two point conversion failed and the game was knotted up at 6-6. The Braves drove back down and answered with a score of their own when Austin Barron went in from 5 yards out to put the Braves on top 12-6 after another failed conversion.

Just before the half, Austin Barron picked up a Bremen fumble and ran it in for his second  touchdown from 45 yards out. The conversion failed again and the Braves took an 18-6 lead to the locker room.

In the second half, the Braves held the Blue Devils to a three and out and began a 65-yard drive which was capped off by a third Austin Barron touchdown sealing the big season opening win for the Braves.

After the game, head coach Allen Sikes credited his defense for it’s huge impact on the victory. “Our defense came out and set the tone early and played well the whole game not allowing a Bremen first down.”

The win puts the Braves record at 1-0 for the season and 1-0 in division play. In game two, they will travel to Mt. Zion to battle the Eagles next Thursday with the kickoff set for 4:30 p.m.


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